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Fiona Simpkins

13 The conflicting loyalties of the Scottish Labour Party Fiona Simpkins Introduction Far from establishing Labour’s institutional domination in Scotland, the creation of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in 1999 has challenged the Labour Party to an extent which most at the time would have found unfathomable. A series of four catastrophic elections in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2016, which returned the Scottish National Party (SNP) as the new dominant force in Scottish politics, sent a sign that Scottish Labour would have to completely rethink itself if it were

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present
Alan Convery

3 Devolution, party change and the Scottish Conservative Party Conservatism has played a long and historic role in Scottish politics and the Tory Party has deep roots in Scotland. However, many people do not realise this. (Margaret Thatcher, Foreword to The Scottish Tory Party: A History by Gerald Warner, 1988: i) Author: Would it be fair to say that the party has never really got over the 1997 referendum result? Conservative MSP: I think it is gradually getting over the referendum result. (Interview with Conservative MSP 8, 2 October 2012) Having established

in The territorial Conservative Party
William Roulston

3 • Scottish settlement and society in Plantation Ulster, 1610–40 william roulston In the early seventeenth century 20–30,000 Scots crossed the North Channel into Ireland. Their reasons for making the journey varied. A select few had received grants of land in Ulster. Others came as part of their entourage or were transplanted directly to the newly acquired estates. Many came independently in search of a better life. Together they formed part of one of the most significant movements of people in these islands. The background to Scottish involvement in the

in The Scots in early Stuart Ireland
Elisabeth Bronfen and Beate Neumeier

on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands of Scotland, considered as the Subject of Poetry’ (1749–50) How many children had Lady Macbeth? Over one hundred years before L. C. Knights made his facetious riposte to A. C. Bradley and the critical modes of character analysis of which Bradley was the

in Gothic Renaissance
Kate Ash

1 St Margaret and the literary politics of Scottish sainthood Kate Ash Canonised in 1250, Queen Margaret of Scotland is perhaps one of the most familiar Scottish saints to modern readers, yet surprisingly little material relating to her life (beyond brief mentions in chronicles) survives from the Middle Ages. Furthermore, there has been little scholarly consideration of the literariness of ­representations of Margaret. What work has been done focuses on Margaret as a historical figure, or uses material relating to her sanctity as evidence for the existence of

in Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain
David Hesse

9 Who’s like us? Scotland as a site of memory The previous chapters have examined the many ways in which adult Europeans celebrate and impersonate the Scots. It has emerged that many of them hope that, via Scotland, they can reconnect with their own lost past. This chapter examines the reasons for the Scottish dreamscape’s striking resonance in northern and western Europe. Why do the continental heritage enthusiasts direct their playful energy towards the Scottish dreamscape, and not to any other pseudo-­ historical fantasy? Why Scotland? One reason, certainly

in Warrior dreams
Martin A. Forrest

This article reveals that the original owner of a first edition copy of John Calvin’s Commentarii in Isaiam Prophetam (Geneva, Ioannis Crispini, 1551) in the collection of the John Rylands Library (Unitarian Printed Q.1904) was not the unknown David Forrest of Carluke, Lanarkshire as asserted and recorded by Alexander Gordon, Principal of the Unitarian Home Missionary College, Manchester, from whom the library acquired the book, but was the recognised Scottish Reformer and compatriot of John Knox, David Forrest of Haddington. An investigation into Forrest’s background, gleaned mainly from contemporary documents, provides biographical details and an insight into the role this reformer played during the Scottish Reformation and demonstrates that Forrest’s ownership of the Calvin Commentary is historically noteworthy. A comparison of Forrest’s signature in the book with one made in a document during his position as General of the Scottish Mint proves his ownership beyond doubt.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Macbeth and the politics of language
Christopher Highley

in a speech to the English parliament, James I declared (not for the first or last time), that God had united the kingdoms of England and Scotland ‘in Language, Religion, and similitude of manners’. 2 The idea that England and Scotland shared one language had long been asserted by those on both sides of the Tweed who supported closer ties between the two countries. Once Anglo-Scottish integration

in Shakespeare and Scotland
Michael B. Riordan

controversial. This chapter is concerned with a third type of prophecy: sayings attributed to figures from Europe’s past, enlisted to make claims about Europe’s future. Most scholars have reserved the term ‘political prophecy’ for these pronouncements, following Rupert Taylor in his 1911 catalogue of them. 2 Several collections of these prophecies circulated in early modern Britain. Attributed to seers like Robert Nixon and Mother Shipton, they exhorted people to embrace political causes. 3 Scotland had the most famous compilation. Constructed in the sixteenth century

in The supernatural in early modern Scotland
Setting the stage for a regional political class
Klaus Stolz

2 Regionalism, regionalisation and regional institutions in Catalonia and Scotland: setting the stage for a regional political class This chapter sets out to delineate the broad historical developments and the main structural features that condition the potential emergence and scope of a regional political class in Catalonia and Scotland. This is of course a vast and difficult task, as it touches upon the macro-processes of democratisation, state modernisation, regionalisation and political professionalisation and the complex ways they have impacted on each other

in Towards a regional political class?